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Blacktail Mountain is located above the town of Lakeside along the west shore of Flathead Lake. The ski resort is unique in that skiers and riders will experience a top to bottom run before even riding their first chair. Surrounded by 1,000 acres of National Forest, you will find 24 runs covering 200 skiable acres. There are three chairs as well as a handle tow that cover a vertical drop of around 1,440 feet. Blacktail Mountain benefits from 250 inches of annual snowfall.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 12/09/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/14/2013
Years Open: 15
Average Snowfall: 250"
Pros: Inexpensive, uncrowded, friendly, nice lodge
Cons: Small, lack true expert terrain
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Blacktail provides a wonderful family skiing experience. I have taken several exhange students who have no experience on the snow and they walk away with a great time and a new activity... [! full_review
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